Forbes Magazine Recognizes Blood-Horse Inc. Web Sites and The HayNet ( have been selected by the editors of Forbes magazine as Forbes "Best of The Web" sites, which are selected based on their content, design, navigation, speed, and customization. and, an equine industry directory, are owned by The Blood-Horse Inc.

Forbes' editors review thousands of sites annually to help Forbes readers "get the most out of the Web."

Founded in 1995, features industry news, expanded coverage of the Triple Crown and other special industry events, and a rich statistical repository of racing and breeding information. The HayNet, founded in 1994, features links to more than 15,000 other equine web sites.

"It is a great honor to have two of our Web sites recognized among Forbes' elite Web resources," said Chuck Manson, vice president of technology for The Blood-Horse Inc. "The 'Forbes Best of the Web' annual is a publication that many people keep within arms-length of their computers. This is a great compliment to our new media and editorial teams, which are truly first-class.

"Reader and advertiser acceptance of our Web sites has grown phenomenally over the past three years. and The HayNet are among the most successful Web sites in the equine industry. When you give readers good content, you can succeed in this dog-eat-dog dot-com world."